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WOMEN TO MEET AND PROTEST
AGAINST FOOD PRICES
Every housewife in the city is urg
ed to attend the mass meeting which
will be held on next-Monday after
noon at the Grand Opera- House to
protest against the high price of food.
Mrs. Charlotte Rhodus, president of
the Women's Party of Cook County,
Forty-seven women's clubs have
promised to send representative with
complaints against retail merchants
in their neighborhoods.
The suffrage shop was crowded
with women yesterday who found the
prices there lower than those of any
grocer in the city. Eggs were 28 cents
a dozen, coffee was. 27 cents a pound
and butter was 33 cents.
Mrs. Dora Earle, who is in charge
of the shop, announced yesterday
that another shop would be opened
in the Twenty-fifth Ward on Satur
day and that it would not be long be
fore they would have one or more
stores in every ward in the city.
WILSON NAMES McREYNOLDS
FOR SUPREME COURT
Washington, Aug. 19. President
Wilson today nominated Att'y Gen.
James C. McReynolds to the United
states supreme court, to fill vacancy
caused by the death of the late
Justice Lurton, and at the same time
named Thomas W. Gregory of Aus
tin, Tex., assistant to the attorney
general, to succeed McReynolds at
the head of the department of justice.
POOR JIM PATTEN! NO BREAD
A few years ago the world woke
up one morning to find out that Jim
Patten had cornered the wheat mar
ket. He had millions of bushels of it
He had enough in fact to keep the
city in bread for a mighty long time.
But two weeks ago he and his wife
sat in a war-racked town in Belgium
while the rain drizzled and all they
could get was one slice of bread. Pat
ten got into New York today after
an, exciting time.jui Europe. Hejvas
in Liege when the Germans stormed
IT'S OUR TURN!
By Jim Manee.
Perhaps it's tough on Paris
We've grabbed a trick of hers.
But when a place is making war,
Most anvthine occurs.
The French, in part, have always fixed
l ne styles for every year.
But while they're busy shooting men
We'll fix them over here.
P. S. And the whole blame busi
ness is a money-making scheme of
the clothing firms,
CHICAGO GRAIN Wheat up..
Corn steady. Oats up. Provisions firm.
Ex-Gov. Deneen opened county
campaign of Republican "regulars."
Twenty county candidates' filed
Light registration predicted today.
William Hale Thompson boosted
for mayor at meeting.
Wallace W. Joadwine, Prog, candi
date for county commissioner, will
give special day at Riverview, Au
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wants candidates to take charter
Boil the water. If your supply
comes from wells or streams exposed
to contamination, there is grave dan
ger of typhoid in hot weather. The
system needs plenty of water, but the
danger is great in summer from pol
lution at the source of supply.
Partly cloudy with possibly local
showers or thunderstorms tonight or
Thursday, cooler Thursday; light to
moderate variable winds becoming
onrtherly Thursday. Temperature
1 Tuesday- Highest, 96; lowest, 71,